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FHISH, HIS LIFE, CAREER, DEATH, AND LEGACY.

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Fhish was a popular Cameroonian talented Afrofusion artiste who became popular in 2019 after releasing his hit song “Anti Kirikou”.

He hails from Awing in the North West Region of Cameroon and was born on the 8th of July 1997 in the city of Bamenda. He attended the Presbyterian Primary School Azire where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate(FSLC), and later moved to Wum with his uncle for his secondary school, and attended forms 1, 2, and 3 in G.H.S Wum. He obtained his GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates in Progressive Comprehensives High school Bamenda before proceeding to the University of Bamenda to study Theatre Art but dropped out due to the Anglophone crisis.

Fhish, his life, career, death, and legacy
Fhish, his life, career, death, and legacy.

After he dropped out of school, as a struggling and ambitious youth, he started doing menial jobs like a waiter, cleaning, dancing, and DJing in the city of Bamenda before moving to Douala in 2018 when the Anglophone crisis became bloody. When he got Douala, he impressed the management of the “Manjong Music” record label where he was signed for the next two years. He released his first official song under Manjong Music titled “Bonbon Sifflet” on the 4th of May 2018 and “Coup De Poing” on September 30th, 2018.

Early Music days of Fhish
Early Music days of Fhish

His breakthrough came in 2019 when he released the all-time hit song “Anti Kirikou”. Anti Kirikou became an instant hit song upon its release, and that’s how the artiste Fhish became famous all over the national territory and beyond, being called up for shows and events to perform. Three months after dropping “Anti Kirikou”, he yet again released another banger titled “Holla Holla”. With this song, he cemented his name in the music industry as one of the most vibrant and talented artistes to look out for.

He organized the first and only edition of the “Fhish Fest” concert at the Neptune Gardens Snack Bar Cabaret in Douala on the 18th of December 2019. The event was highly solicited and attended by music lovers and his fans in and around Douala. It was in fact one of the most energetic and hyped events of the year 2019.

Fhish Fest, 18th Deember 2019
Fhish Fest, 18th December 2019

He started 2020 in a high node when he released “Koro Koro” on the 3rd of January 2020. Koro koro which is like a spiritual and revolutionary song was appreciated largely by the Cameroonian public because it narrates their story and daily ordeals.

On the 11th of May, 2020, he released his first and only EP titled “I’M Cameroon” which has five tracks comprising of “Njoh featuring Longue Longue, Kak Kak, Patience, Bordom, and Danse Comca”. The EP became one of the best bodies of work by a Cameroonian artiste in 2020 and was nominated at the Muzikul Music Award 2020 as Best Album/EP 2020. He was also nominated for other categories like; Best Performer, Best Male Artiste, and Best Urban Artiste at MUMA 2020.

Cover art for I'm Cameroon by Fhish.
Cover art for I’m Cameroon by Fhish.

He was also nominated for “Best Afropop” at the Cameroon Music Evolution Awards 202(which he won), and “Best Collaboration” at MUMA 2021. 

On the 21sr of May 2020, he signed a collaborative contract with ATM Entertainment to help him publish and promote his work. They contributed greatly to the promotion and marketing of his first EP “I’m Cameroon”, which helped him bag most of the shows and gigs he had in 2020. This contract was terminated in January 2021 when Fhish was accused by the company of breach of contract. The deal with ATM Entertainment came after he had parted ways with Manjong Music.

Fhish after Biggy Studios
Fhish after Biggy Studios

2021 seems to have been a dormant year musically for him as the only project he released was the video of “Kak Kak” off the “I’m Cameroon” EP. On the 20th of September 2021, he was declared as one of the contestants of the famous reality TV Show Biggy 237(Biggy Studios) which he eventually won on the 23rd of November 2021 with a cash prize, a car, a trip to Dubai, and other gifts worth 15,000,000(Fifteen Million) FCFA. During the show, he impressed the viewers of the show with his maturity and composure, which made him gain more lovers and supporters to eventually win the show.

Fhish on the day of Biggy Studios Finals
Fhish on the day of Biggy Studios Finals

When asked why he went in for the show, he had this to say; “IT IS TO ME LIKE PUTTING YOUR NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS OF 237 ENTERTAINMENT. BIG BROTHER 237 BEING UNDERRATED, I FHISH LESLY STANDS AS THAT FACTOR THAT WILL TOTALLY ERASE THAT THOUGHT FROM THE MINDS OF FOLLOWERS HOME AND ABROAD. AS THE ARTIST THAT I AM, I KNOW IT’S NOT GONNA BE THAT EASY ON ME WITH EVERYTHING I HAVE GOING ON BUT AM PUTTING MAR SOUL INTO THIS AND THE SOUL NEVER LIES. BIGGY2021 LETS DO THIS”

Fhish's Official Biggy flyer
Fhish’s Official Biggy flyer

He died one month after the show on the 23rd of December 2021 in a ghastly motor accident along the Douala-Buea highway. He was in the car with his manager and one other person when they bumped into a stationed truck. He and his manager lost their lives on the spot, while the third person was rushed to the hospital.

The Official Car that he received which eventually claimed his life.
The Official Car that he received that eventually claimed his life.

He left behind his daughter, his girlfriend, parents, siblings, relatives, friends, fans, and supporters to mourn him. He will be buried on the 7th of January 2022 at his family residence in Awing, North West Region of Cameroon.

 

REST IN PEACE CHAMPION.

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